Mkomazi national park is one of the lesser-knownTanzania destinations however one of the jewel of the Northern circuit of Tanzania.
The national park is residing near the Kenya border of North-eastern Tanzania. In the shadow of Usambara and Pare, and Eastern Arc Mountain ranges; the national park offers spectacular views that enough to hold your breaths for a moment.
The national park rolls on 3234 km2 area. The region was established as a game reserve in 1951 and during its establishment time, several Parakuyo ethnic groups used to live in the area. They used to live with their cattle, goats, and other domestic animals. They were allowed to live in the eastern part of the national park.
The residents then started acquiring the western and central parts of the national park with more than 80,000 cattle. Hence the national park authority started evicted the residential. By July 1988, the place was free from the locals.
In 2006 the game reserve was finally designated as a national park. The national park offers diverse vegetation including savannah woodlands, age-old Baobab trees, rocky hills, and nyika bushes.
Usambara River flowing inside the national park is the main water source for the lifeline of the national park.
The national park’s ultimate charm is 2 endangered species; The black rhino and the African wild dog.
Apart from these two,travelers can spot Grant's gazelle, giraffe, oryx, gerenuk, hartebeest, eland, lesser kudu, impala, elephant, and buffalo too. Also, explore an amazing array of 450 bird species.
June - January
June - October
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By Road: Mkomazi is located north eastern Tanzania 120km from Moshi, 155km fromKilimanjaro International Airport, 200km from Arusha and 500km from Dar essalaam via Same town.
By Air: Several companies arrange charter flights to Mkomazi.
Game drives, camping, site seeing, bird watching, walking safari, and hiking-uphill. Learn more about conservation and rhinoceros at Mkomazi rhino sanctuary.
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